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operation. >>> healthcare.gov is back up and running after a data outage this weekend prevented people from signing up for insurance. but there may be other nontechnical issues plaguing obama care. seema is with us in the states. what else is going on? >> well, ross, in the period leading up to the launch of the affordable care act this month, president obama repeatedly said if americans liked their insurance plans and their doctors, they would be able to keep them under the new law. but nbc news is reporting the obama administration knew for several years the majority of people who buy their own health coverage wouldn't be able to keep this happen their policies under obama care. nbc says those forced to buy new insurance may experience sticker shock from higher premiums. when the law was passed in march of 2010, it was supposed to grant grandfather in existing policies, even if they didn't comply with the rules. but that same year, the department of health and human services rewrote some regulations essentially getting rid of the grandfather exemption. now, the white house isn't disputing
for the rollout of troubled website. the ccoio notes indicate direct enrollment through healthcare.gov want working for the first two days. the documents are unofficial. earlier this week, kathleen sebelius told congress she won't release official numbers until mid november. sebelius won't be back on capitol hill next thursday testifying before the senate finance committee. and washington will be receiving help from silicone valley as several top tech and internet companies including oracle, google and red hat will be joining the government's efforts to try and fix the problems with healthcare.gov. the site has suffered outages in the last week. those individuals will helped they are expertise in website reliability, stability and scaleability. and, ross, they certainly need that right now. >> yeah, they certainly do. mary, another story, it's kind of health care related. i know you've run the new york marathon. it didn't happen last year because of superstorm sandy. it's back on again this weekend. i know an awful lot of brits who go over and run this. how big is this going to be, bearing
also says he takes full responsibility for resolving issues with healthcare.gov. >> there's no denying it. right now, the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. and i am not happy about it. and neither are a lot of americans who need health care. >> and the troubled rollout of obama care and the recent government shutdown has hurt the president's standing. his approval rating is falling five points in less than three weeks to 42%. the lowest level of his presidency. obama's likability is dropping, only 41% now view him positively versus 45% that are negative. joef all, 70% of americans say the u.s. is headed on the wrong track. >>> and america is out with its semi anlul currency report. once again, the treasury stops short of labelling china a manipulator. it says the u.n. is still undervalued, but recent appreciation is for the economy. it says the country's dependance on exports is hurting economic stability in europe and the global economy. the treasury says germany should focus more on boosting domestic growth. >>> as for the agenda today, stateside weekly jobless
a plan they could afford. the federal insurance website healthcare.gov was down again this weekend for what's called extended maintenance. there will be more hearings on capitol hill this week, this time on the senate side. marilyn tavener testifies tomorrow and health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, you see her there, she goes in front of the senate finance committee on wednesday. they were just up on the hill last week on the house side, karen. this is probably ease -- these hearings probably aren't going to stop. there are a number of committees looking into this. >> do you think the obama administration can use obama care at some point to become a public -- a positive public relations exercise? >> well, it just depends. they really need to get a lot of people in. if you start getting people in who can find insurance and they feel good about the affordability of it, certainly then that becomes a testament, but at the moment they really have really big hurdles to overcome with this main way for people to sign up in some 36 states. just yesterday on the sunday sho
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